Casual games... What are they? And, more importantly, who can play them?
What are your favorite leisure activities? Of the many forms of entertainment available to you today, which do you find the most enjoyable? Playing computer and video games? More specifically, playing easy-to-learn, easy-to-play computer games? If you're passionate about playing games on your computer, then please read on...
No doubt most of you have heard about computer and video games (also referred to by many as computer games or video games). You've also heard about how traditional (or hardcore) gamers - typically 18-30 year old males - spend a fortune on buying video games, as well as a good chunk of their leisure time playing them.
While many of you may also like to indulge in a little gaming, not everyone has the time or inclination to emulate the hardcore gamer. Well, don't despair. You can still have fun playing games, without having to spend a fortune or give up too much of your personal time.
How? A revolutionary new type of computer game, called a casual game...
What are casual games?
In a few words, these are electronic games that are easy-to-learn, easy-to-play and do not necessarily involve a lot of your personal time. Don’t be fooled, though. While these games may be easy to learn and play, many of them are still difficult to master. After all, what's the point of playing a game that does not present you with, at the very least, a minimal challenge?
Who can play casual games?
Well, anyone and everyone. Why? Because playing casual games is not reliant on your gender, age, marital status, profession, geographical location or, for that matter, anything else. This is why these games are also often referred to as games for everyone.
And, YES, even children can have loads of fun playing casual games. Why? Unlike most so-called traditional (hardcore) video games, these games are generally non-violent and devoid of other forms of inappropriate content. Come to think of it, there are currently 9 kid's online (or web or web-based) games, 24 kid's Mac (Apple Macintosh) games and 89 kid's PC (Microsoft Windows) games. Come on kids, you no longer have an excuse to NOT have some fun.
So, irrespective of whether you are male or female; young, middle-aged or retired; single or married; a home executive or business professional; reside in Vancouver, Canada or Tokyo, Japan; or have previously played a computer game or not, you too can derive great pleasure from playing this fascinating type of game.
Types of casual games
This web-site provides you with Action games, Adventure games, Animal games, Bingo games, Board games, Bowling games, Brain Teaser games, Breakout games, Card games, Food games, Hidden Object games, Jigsaw games, Mahjong games, Marble Popper games, Match 3 games, Mystery games, Platformer games, Poker games, Puzzle games, Shoot Em Up games, Simulation games, Solitaire games, Strategy games, Sudoku games, Time Management games, Trivia games and, last, but by no means least, Word games.
Moreover, you will have access to the most recent games, the most popular games, award-winning games, exclusive games, 3d games, as well as the strategy guides for those games that have them.
Currently, there are 1536 casual online (or web or browser-based) games, 2237 casual downloadable PC (Microsoft Windows) games and 953 casual downloadable Mac (Apple Macintosh) games available on this web-site.
WOW! Talk about spoilt for choice.
Casual gaming platforms
What types of devices can be used to play casual games? Until recently, most casual gaming software was developed to run on or via (e.g. via a web-browser) personal computers, such as a Microsoft Windows (PC games) or Apple Macintosh (Mac games) computer.
Today, casual games can be played on pretty much any electronic device, including most of the well-known gaming personal computers, the latest generation gaming consoles (Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft), mobile and smart phones, personal digital assisstants (PDA's), interactive TV (iTV) and so the list goes on.
This web-site was created so that you, the casual gamer, can download, install and play casual games on your personal computer or via your personal computer's web-browser (also known as online or web or web-based games).
Table of contents
About Us Want to know a little more about us? Who we are and what services we offer to you, the passionate casual games player?
Casual Games An introduction to and synopsis of the casual games sector from 30,000 feet.
Downloadable Games Learn about casual downloadable computer games that can be played on your Mac, PC or online.
All Games A comprehensive list of all casual downloadable PC, downloadable Mac and online games.
Puzzle Games Play casual downloadable PC, downloadable Mac and online Puzzle games.
Action Games Play casual downloadable PC, downloadable Mac and online Action games.